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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: Less car, more money!

Roofless Veneno arrives, limited to 9 cars, priced over $5 million.<p>Hey, good news. If you missed out on getting one of the three Lamborghini Veneno coupes, you have even better odds of scoring one of the new Veneno Roadsters. As Top Gear reports, Lambo's offering up nine of the open-topped Venenos. …

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Apple taken to court over unwanted iOS 7 install download

A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.<p>Mark Menacher, a resident of Poway, Calif., filed a small-claims complaint against Apple's CEO Tim Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego on Thursday, asking for …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Apple reportedly cuts production of iPhone 5C as market opts for pricier 5S

Apple(s aapl) has reduced its fourth-quarter orders for the new iPhone 5C due to relatively weak demand, according to multiple reports. A poor …

US borrowing crisis 'days away' from danger, says World Bank head

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018647_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653173_eb69e9d42ec8d1e89041ddc98d3ac9d0<p><b>The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has warned that the United States is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the</b> …

iPhone 5S Touch ID Likely On iPad 5 Even Though Performance Is Erratic

Am I the only one disappointed by Touch ID on the new iPhone 5S? Apparently not. My own experience has been that it worked great the first day after I got the phone and almost not at all since. So I feel a little like I’ve been duped into actually using a passcode (which I never did before) so that …

Boehner: GOP won't allow 'unconditional surrender' to Obama

President Barack Obama vowed not to relent to what he called Republican “extortion” that would threaten a default on the national debt, but suggested he might accept a short-term agreement that could jump-start talks with Congress.<p>But the nation's top elected Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, …

Menu makeovers haven’t helped fast food

The overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrées offered by top US chain restaurants remained the same from 2010 to 2011, despite many “healthy” …

Nutrition

Apple knocks Coca-Cola off its 13 year reign as world’s most valuable brand

The New York Times reports that Apple has knocked off Coca-Cola (Sugar water!) to become the ‘World’s Most Valuable Brand’ according to the annual Interbrand Best Global Brands Report.<p>Apple’s arrival in the top spot was perhaps “a matter of time,” Jez Frampton, global chief executive at Interbrand, …

Why Grand Theft Auto V makes us feel good about playing bad

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The release of Grand Theft Auto V has shown that people will collectively pay more than $1 billion dollars to play the villain. That doesn’t mean we all want …

Study says five percent of Americans find the internet pointless

Latest Pew survey delves into the lives of offline adults<p>The majority of Americans use the internet with at least some regularity, but according to a new study from the Pew Research Center, there are still many who see no use for it in their everyday life. Pew's survey, released earlier this week, …

Rockstar reveals new GTA Online details prior to next week's roll out

Ahead of next week's <i>GTA Online</i> launch, developer Rockstar Games took to its blog to outline what to expect come October 1st. The post goes to great lengths to establish that the entire experience is free -- unless you want to buy in-game currency with real money -- and incredibly you-centric. …

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered, Scientists Say

<i>From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:</i><p>Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35-year satellite record. This year’s melt represents a significant gain in sea ice extent from last year — when the ice cover plummeted to a record low — …

American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

When critics of industrial agriculture complain that today's food production is too big and too dependent on pesticides, that it damages the environment and delivers mediocre food, there's a line that farmers offer in response: We're feeding the world.<p>It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

Windows Phone continues crusade against Apple with mocking videos (update)

Microsoft isn't done taunting Apple about those new iPhones. Not by a long shot. After trying to seize publicity immediately following Apple's latest hardware unveiling, the company is back with seven — yes, <i>seven</i> — "fly on the wall" videos that ridicule both new iPhone models. The clips bash …

Apple is Way Ahead but I'm Staying with Android

Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. <i>Particularly</i> in how it introduces new products.<p>I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future. He has the tools sitting right in front of him to do that, with the new motion sensor in the …

Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits

Online education providers may very well disrupt the higher-education establishment, but first, these for-profit companies need to find a way to finance the mammoth technical infrastructure needed to support millions of students. It’s a challenge that all mission-based businesses wrestle with, and …

Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for …

E-Cigarettes May Match The Patch In Helping Smokers Quit

Electronic cigarettes are sparking lots of skepticism from public health types worried they may be a gateway to regular smoking.<p>But the cigarettes, which use water vapor to deliver nicotine into the lungs, may be as good as the patch when it comes to stop-smoking aids, a study finds.<p>Smokers who …

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

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Is technology scrambling my baby's brain?

I reached the breaking point, as many parents do, about two and a half months in. My newborn son, Oliver, was hitting a phase where his five senses were really coming online. The mere act of being awake was often overstimulating; sometimes he would start to cry when we turned on a bright light or …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …